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Frederick News Post (Newspaper) - December 9, 1999, Frederick, Maryland Weather partly sunny with some cloudiness highs in the mid 50s. Complete forecast on a-2. � 1999, the great Southern printing and manufacturing company Good morning no love no Friendship can Cross the path of our destiny without leaving some Mark on it forever Francois mraunac vol. 89 no. 307 $ s imm a Row Kun i Lull la l of3,750 12,650 i Elul 10.10 1 thursday december 9, 1999 Frederick Maryland 21705 Cooley rips school test scores by Douglas Tallman news Post staff school Board member Gordon Cooley expressed his dismay at Frederick county Public schools test scores at wednesday s Board meeting finding them unacceptable. I think enough is enough. I Don t want to see another year that is Flat he said. Earlier this month the state reported Frederick county s score on the Maryland school performance assessment program was 52.4, a .7-Point drop from last year. A number of initiatives Aren t working or Aren t working fast enough based on what the state says we need to do or. Cooley said. That fact that we have a lot of things working is Good but working is not enough he said fifteen of 24 state school districts slipped on the test. The aver age score is 43.8. The Maryland state department of education wants school districts to reach a score of 70 by 2000. This is a state problem nobody is close said or Earlene Thornton a Board member or. Cooley said he wanted the Board to reflect and decide what it continued on Page a-18 school Board hashes out budget by Douglas Tallman news Post staff school Board members on wednesday went Over More than $9.6 million in new spending pro f rams to be considered for Sheoard of education s fiscal 2000 budget request the most expensive item was a $6-million salary resource Pool which will be used for new teachers and pay raises. The Board also pulled off the list a $824,720 line item the expected expense to follow a National High staff photo by skip Lawrence de Mccoy new chairman of the Frederick county human relations commission. Mccoy takes reins of county s Hrc by Ike Wilson news Post staff discrimination exists and Edward a Mccoy said he wants to do something about it that s Why he applied to be Frederick county s new human relations commission chairman. Or. Mccoy 71, was recently selected for the Volunteer position. The role of the Hrc is very important i guess i wish that it were treated As important As we believe it is by the county commissioners. By that i mean we Are sitting Here today with a $6,000 budget and we Are expected to do All of our work with that amount of Money. In a Way i m afraid it reflects what is expected from us in this county. But i believe we could do a lot More if we were properly Hrc programs include the county s annual ethnic festival an annual awards banquet and it gives Bonds to deserving students pro Grams that require a Large amount printed material or. Mccoy said. There is discrimination in Fred Erick county. We Are still charged with the responsibility to oversee Frederick City police department s hiring and promotion policies and just recently the court has charged us with the responsibility to oversee the City of Frederick s hiring responsibilities. So it s Clear there s a lot of work to be done out there and it s a big or. Mccoy said the county s human relations department is woefully understaffed with Only two people Lydell Scott executive director and Denise Hammond administrative specialist he said the two employees and the Volunteer commission do an outstanding Job. I want to compliment the members of the commis Sion who Are dedicated and who come from All walks of me " or. Mccoy said the Howard county human relations depart ment has a staff of 10 people including three trained investigators. We have or. Mccoy said it is unfortunate today that there Are what we refer to As protected classes As we come into the year 2000, we should be past that we should be looking at people As people not just what makes them different from he said charter counties like Howard and Montgomery counties continued on Page a-18 staff photo by Sam Xuxa founder s medal presented mount St. Mary s College presented its annual founder s medal to or. Gianna Talone Sullivan right founder of the Mission of mercy medical outreach program during a mass at the Campus Chapel wednesday afternoon. Presenting the medal is George r. Houston jr., College president. The medal is awarded to an individual or organization who is a significant service Model to oth ers. The Mission of mercy has operated since 1994 and has Over 350 volunteers in three states. Way traffic safety administration recommendation that pre school children who weigh less than 50 pounds sit in car seats on school buses. School districts across the coun continued on Page a-18 Hood profs come to Aid of protester by Douglas Tallman news Post staff a Billing glitch nearly escalated last week into a Hood College investigation into the student who helped launch this fall s leadership crisis on Campus. But the faculty incensed at what they believed was administration retaliation against the student fought for and received a pledge from officials that no further action would be taken. This student is completely inno cent she has not been charged with anything Hood spokesman David Diehl said wednesday. The student at the Center of the controversy is Erica Miller who had earlier collected More than 300 Sig natures on a petition that called for president Shirley Peterson s Resig nation. In a strange twist it was those signatures that sparked the prob Lem. Is. Miller made about 15 fed eral express shipments last month to Send copies of the signatures to members of the Hood Board of trustees. Some were billed directly to is. Miller. But some totalling $128.56, were billed to Hood College that Bill arrived in the office of Thomas continued on Page a-18 for 5,000 Gallons per Day planners of Quynn Plant for Wastewater treatment by Krista Brick news Post staff j. Tyler Quynn is finally going to get a Wastewater treatment Plant to serve property he owns in Lewis town the plans have been kicked around at different stages in the county planning process for years. Wednesday the Frederick county planning commission voted to Grant conditional approval to plans to build a privately owned and maintained 5.000 Gallons per Day waste water treatment Plant located in the Lewistown Mills subdivision on the South Side of fish Hatchet Road. On oct 13. A 30-Day delay was placed on the site plan so or Quynn could respond to several of the plan Ning commission s concerns including the Type and size of the develop ment being served by the plan and a map of the service area or. Quynn answered those con Cerns at the nov. 10 hearing saying that one single family Home will be built on the land and be served by the Plant. Previous plans had shown the Plant serving seven lots. The planning commission voted in november to again postpone a decision on the plans for another 30 Days so the full commission could vote on the project in other business the commis Sion made the following decisions approval of a request to extend the approval for 214 single family lots on 235.6 acres located on the East Side of my 75 and South Side of Windsor Road approval of a final plat for the Bennett Creek Center including one As Lotf a Ftp Foft will f t of office research Industrial lot on 13 to a Tiv we Iuva acres Oca on e Eassi e o. Little owner of Little Quality Wood furniture on East Patrick Street takes an Early evening Catnap in a chair displayed in one of his continued on Page a-18 storefront windows. -1 was just enjoying Frederick or. Little said about his dozing off while watching traffic and downtown life go by. Index i business classified comics Community editorials. Letters. Garden obituaries sports to listings weather of f it to fee pc a j p r n r t f " Rri-r7"" a b-13 b-15. .c-7 b-15 a-6 b7-8 a-5 bl-5. .b-17 a-2 it w f f or Ioc 3 Schaden joins candidates for school Board election by Steve Miller news Post staff a Frederick veterinarian joined the school Board race wednesday widening the Field of candidates in the county s first school Board elec Tion to nine Michael e Schaden Billing him self As a supporter not an a cover sary. Of the current school system filed Cand flac papers we a Nesdal Rno info Vith the Frederick count Board of elections the schools have issues deserving attention maintaining educational equity across the system and improving fiscal responsibility but the entire system does t need an overhaul said or Schaden a Frederick High school graduate who owns three be ternary clinics the 53 year old doctor joined a varied cast seeking three of the seven school Board seats in the 2000 election continued on Page \ is Velma Lawson running for seat on school Board Velmur. A so from staff reports school Board candidate Velma r Lawson has made belter education for children of working class families her Campaign Battle on a disproportionate number of children from working class Ami lies Are in special education said mrs Lawson r a press release wednesday she will Endeavor the Corrot that aberration in elected Sie said Crane n the Fredt Nek counts school system i necessary to improve the Cha ii of education Low test Eore Aid or i arson Are indicative of an Edu cation that fails to Challenge and arouse interest Frederick activist Wall Mana my has backed mrs Law son s can did a calling her the kind of Coura Geo Leader the school Board needs according a he Are a release continued on face \ is vast Peri

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